Daryl Braithwaite to Be Inducted Into 2017 ARIA Hall of Fame

Daryl Braithwaite
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Daryl Braithwaite

Daryl Braithwaite, the one-time heart-throb who, as leader of Australia's glam-era pop outfit Sherbet, peppered the charts in the '70s with such hits as "Summer Love," "Howzat" and "Cassandra" before embarking on a successful solo career, will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame next month. 

“I feel very honored to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, in an industry that I started out in because I was so passionate about it. I loved music, and being associated with my band members at the time,” Braithwaite comments in a statement announcing his elevation into the Hall. “It’s been a great journey and life through music, and all it’s associated with, especially with the public that I get to perform to. I am just completely thrilled to be accepted.”

In celebration of his induction, Sony Music Australia will release the greatest hits collection Days Go By on Nov. 24 featuring a swag of hits across Braithwaite’s 45-year career, including "Rise", "One Summer", "Higher Than Hope" (his highest-charting U.S. track, hitting No. 47 in 1991), "As the Days Go By" and his interpretation of Rickie Lee Jones' "The Horses," which is now regarded as a classic Down Under and is a staple at house parties across the country.

The 68-year-old singer’s discography includes a pair of quadruple-platinum certified albums (Edge from 1988 and Rise from 1990) and six ARIA Award nominations. The Sherbs, as they’re affectionately known in these parts, enjoyed a taste of international success. Back in 1976, their Aussie chart-topping hit "Howzat" peaked at No. 4 in the U.K. and No. 61 in the U.S. And they got the ultimate seal of approval when Daft Punk sampled their early ‘80s track "We Ride Tonight" for the French electronic duo’s song “Contact,” from 2013's Random Access Memories.

With his entrance into the Australia music community’s elite, Braithwaite joins the likes of INXS, AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, The Bee Gees, Men At Work and last year’s inductees, Crowded House. Braithwaite is already a Hall of Famer with Sherbet, which was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1990, just the third year of the annual celebration.

The pop legend will be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the 2017 ARIA Awards, to be held Nov. 28, at The Star Event Centre.